ACADEMY DANCE PROGRAM
The Academy offers the opportunity for students to train in a comprehensive Musical Theater or Company dance program. The rigorous dance training is designed for students who are interested in performing at the professional/college level. All training has a strong classical foundation where students will participate in ballet classes from 3 – 6 times a week dependent on their track or level. Students will then be guided to select from the following genres available: Musical Theater Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Broadway Tap, Musical Theater Repertoire, Modern, Partnering, Pointe, Acting for Dancers, YAGP Variations, Modern Dance Ensemble Choir and Music Theory.
Class level placement is based upon assessment at the beginning of each semester. Juries are held twice a year to evaluate and give feedback to each student on their overall progression. The students at the Academy have an experienced, professional faculty who demand a high standard while also understanding the emotional and mental support needed to help develop a healthy work ethic and mindset. Students have access to onsite physical therapy as well as private voice and music lessons. Extensive performance opportunities are available in acting, musical theater and dance throughout the year, either through the Academy or through one of Metropolitan’s pre-professional companies: Metropolitan Youth Ballet, iMpulse Jazz Company and MYTE Tap Company.